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NBC
Aug 25, 2013 7:00am PDT
history. we'll show you how thousands honored the legacy of dr. martin luther king jr. ahead of the 50th anniversary of his historic "i have a dream" speech. this is today in the bay. >>> good morning to you. and we're looking live at the start of the day in the south bay. a little cloud cover, cooler temperatures. at least for now. thanks for joining us. i'm chrkris sanchez along with anthony slaughter. it was a little warm yesterday for a lot of us. >> today, a little cooler. we have a cold front moving through. that's where we have low clouds, widespread across the area. even the golden gate shrouded with drizzle. that the cold front as we speak. by noon, we'll see sunshine. temperatures up by 3 to 4 degrees. we get close tofiant yesterday, closer to 80 today. again, not all that warm, but we're already starting off balmy. 66 degrees in san jose. 64 in san francisco. that's because of the low clouds and fog keeping things very insulated at the surface. the fog and drizzle is causing hour delays on arriving flights at sfo, and if you're heading to the 49ers game later today, that
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 2:00pm EDT
at how far we've come as a society. 50 years ago when dr. martin luther king with his dream and it seems thoug as though thingsn jeopardy. >> mike, it is not lost on anybody in this room how lucky we are because the umbrellas are out, and you are in the rain. >> reporter: well of course our textcal crew has provided me with an umbrella, and you can't see it. it is raining, and it has been intermittent off and on. a lot of folks here with their rain gear, but part the clichÉ, it has not dampened the spirits here. we just heard a fantastic medley of spiritual songs and a number of speakers. what strikes me is the number of absolute living legendses who are elderly now, people from the past from the long struggle from the heyday of the civil rights movement. i believe the president is on site now. i just saw the press pool that travels with him. he'll be speaking in 40 minutes time as i understood it. we'll hear from two former presidents, two white southerners, as it would have it. it's been a day of part celebration, part renewal. and we have the historic african-american congregat
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 12:00pm EDT
" speech, remembering dr. martin luther king. >>> an army doctor turned killer facing military justice and a jury who will decide if he lives or dies. ♪ >>> we continue to follow the developments that are coming out of syria at this hour. at this hour, that is the syrian ambassador to the united nations addressing the security council there which is meeting to determine what to do next. >> all of the details related to this situation. i am in your hands. >> reporter: do you want the team to find out -- assign responsibility for the incidents? and when did angela kaine request to visit guda? there seems to be some disparity there? they are saying there was a five-day delay. >> mr. angela kaine concluded an agreement with the syrian government with regard to her visit, and the visit was granted. she was granted with her team to to go to the locations where the chemical -- where the allegations of the use of chemical weapons -- are there. so there were -- there were no delay whatsoever, and she was granted access to the locations that she and the other doctor wanted to visit. >>
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2013 8:00pm PDT
., 50 years ago today, no one knew what to expect. dr. martin luther king, junior had been up most of the night in his room writing and rewriting the speech he was to give that day, though the most sublime passage would never appear on that page. the earliest press reports that morning suggested that only about 25,000 people would show up. organizers of the march on washington for jobs and freedom were nervous. putting out fires, working behind the scenes to keep the collision behind the march in tact and preparing to channel the sea of humanity that they hoped to call forth. and then the buses and the trains came, and the people came with them by the thousands. and by that afternoon, more than 200,000 people, black and white spread out before the shadow of the great emancipator, disciplined and exuding the spirit of solidarity. they listened to speakers one by one who called the nation to meet the demands that justice placed upon it, and about 2:40 in the afternoon, the last speaker rose to the lectern. some fretted the tv cameras would be gone by the time the reverend spoke having a
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 4:00am EDT
. >>> celebrating the march on washington mall. where dr. martin luther king called for equal rights for all. thank you so much, i'm morgan radford. [[voiceover]] every sunday night, al jazeera america presents gripping films from the world's top documentary directors. >>thank god i didn't suffer what he had to go through. next sunday, the premiere of google and the world brain. >>this is the opportunity of our generation. [[voiceover]] it would be the world's greatest library under one digital roof. but at what cost? >>google could hold the whole world hostage. [[voiceover]] al jazeera america presents google and the world brain. can you say stocktopussy? g102 2 more news. ♪ >>> and welcome back. late summer heat wave has prompted many schools across the events. heat stroke is a leading cause of death among athletes, and it is a particular concern for high school football players and their parents at this time of year. one high school in georgia set up new rules after a devastating loss for their team. >> reporter: it's at the edge of locust grove high school football field just out of at
NBC
Aug 28, 2013 11:00pm EDT
after a march that changed a nation. >> i have a dream today! thousands hon oor the legacy of dr. martin luther king jr. >>> a day of celebration and tonight a call to action. good evening. i'm doreen gentzler. >> i'm jim vance. 50 years after dr. martin luther king jr. told us his dream for america, we are reminded of how far we have come and how far we still have to go. just as 50 years ago today started with a march. thousands of people walking, some hand in hand, demanding jobs and justice. >> on the steps of the lincoln memorial where dr. king gave his most famous speech, we heard from congressman john lewis, the last surviving speaker from the 1963 event. members of the king family and former presidents bill clinton and jimmy carter also addressed the crowd. >> bells rang across this country at 3:00 this afternoon. 50 years after dr. king called upon america to let freedom ring. president obama honored those who marched for all that we have today but he also said the march isn't over. >> the universe may bend toward justice but it doesn't bend on its own. to secure the gains this country has made
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 1:00pm EDT
the dream and the dreamer today. it was 50 years ago today that dr. martin luther king gave his famous "i have a dream" speech. thousands of people have gathered at the mall for a very special program that will take place throughout the course of the day. in a couple of hours president obama is expected to speak at exactly 3:00. we're going to hear from members of dr. king's family as well as others. mike viqueira is there live. he joins us now. so much history on that site, and also an indication that so much has changed. >> reporter: you're absolutely right, del, you may notice a my it contraband umbrellas sprouted in the crowd. they were not supposed to be brought through security, but the lucky few who got them through. you may her the cheers behind me, 50 years to the day this began in washington. this began with a commemoration, a religion service, and shiloh baptist church. there was a march on the other end of the war down to the lincoln memorial. we've heard a number of speake speakers. >> we're obviously having difficulties with the situation down there on the mall. on
NBC
Aug 28, 2013 5:00pm PDT
capitol to mark the 50th anniversary of dr. martin luther king's "i have a dream" speech. president obama spoke on that same spot. live at the lincoln memorial. good evening, steve. >> reporter: good evening. organizers say 100,000 people came here to washington today, most including president obama believe we have come a long way in our nation. it is still divided by race but nowhere near as badly as we were when dr. martin luther king jr. delivered his speech here in washington in 1963. 50 years later marching in washington again was ducky burris. less emotional this time. >> now i'm 77. >> reporter: is it because things are better now? >> things are better in some areas. >> reporter: half a century later on this day as the crowd gathered in the rain at the lincoln memorial only 54% of americans believe the dream has been achieved. only 21% of african-americans do. congressman john lewis is the sole surviving speaker from '63. >> 50 years later we can ride anywhere we want to ride, we can say what we want to say. those lines that say whites and colored are gone. >> reporter: all e
NBC
Aug 28, 2013 11:00am EDT
ambassador young, who's taken the podium here at the lincoln memorial. a very close friend of dr. martin luther king. he opened by singing an old spiritual here on the stage. an old southern minister himself. let's listen in. >> -- taken down to reedsville penitentiary in the middle of the night and thought it was going to be his last night on earth. he went through the battles and came out victorious. but we knew that the fight was just beginning. and we knew that we had a long, long way to go. and thispove [ dog growls, barks ] bring your dog to work day. not our best idea. [ barking ] george! stop it! stop. oh. it was a nice thought. [ male announcer ] some business decisions are better than others. the best decision is switching to verizon. you're good to go. that was fast! thank you. [ male announcer ] choose verizon fios and get 100% fiber optic fast internet and business class phone both with 99.9% network reliability on an unparalleled fiber network. you'll get consistently fast speeds and unlimited internet usage that's never capped. all for just $99.99 a month with a two year price guarantee.
NBC
Aug 24, 2013 5:30pm PDT
year later. they heard the reverend dr. martin luther king deliver one of the most famous speeches in american history. today those who were there converged again to galvanize a new generation. nbc's kristen welker is on the mall for this dramatic day. kristen, good evening. >> reporter: lester, good evening to you. today the mall was filled with more than 200,000 people, all here to remember and to continue the fight that gained new ground here a half a century ago. marching in unity, another step these folks say in the nation's long journey toward civil rights. >> we do still care about our rights and our civil rights. >> reporter: today a sea of people came from all across the country, including russell grady who boarded a bus early this morning in patterson, new jersey. >> i'm energized. >> reporter: the 82-year-old took part in the march on z washington nearly 50 years ago. >> my gut feeling then it, we didn't know if we could make the progress that we've made. but today i can say that we've made a lot of progress. >> free at last. free at last! >> reporter: on that day dr. marti
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 7:00am EDT
delivered by the reverend dr. martin luther king, jr. theme >> the u.n. special enjoy to syria wants to see the evidence the u.s. and its allies say they have concerning a chemical weapons attack in that nation. he spoke only one hour ago as the world awaits action on president bashar assad's regime. we've seen the images of the children and family suffering from symptoms similar to those caused by chemical weapons. the enjoy said the evidence does suggest some sort of chemical weapon was used, killing hundreds. >> i know that the americans and the british and others say that they know that chemical weapons have been used. what we have been told is that this evidence that the americans, the british, the french say they have is going to be shared with us. it hasn't been until now, and we will be very, very, very interested in hearing from them what this evidence they have is. >> a u.s. coalition strike on syria is very much at the center of international debate this morning. france's parliament is holding a special session to discuss syria. other voices before and against are now weig
FOX News
Aug 24, 2013 3:00pm EDT
commemorating the march on washington ahead of the 50th anniversary of reverend dr. martin luther king jr.'s "i have a dream" speech. we're live at the national mall. >> we were up all night every night just wondering if it's going to come across the line and come toward us. >> home owners on edge as a massive wildfire burns out of control in yosemite national park. the latest on the efforts to beat back the flames. >> and the nsa getting a big endorsement after months of controversy over surveillance programs. we'll tell you who is now defending the embattled agency. >> we begin with a fox news alert out of our nation's capital, president obama holding an emergency meeting today with his national security team. it happened early this morning. on the disturbing reports of a chemical weapons attack in syria and while a u.s. military response is still anything but certain, there are already indications we may be prepared more than ever. to take steps if the president deems it necessary. we go live to washington for more on this. >> reporter: hi, greg. the navy has sent a fourth warship armed with
FOX News
Aug 24, 2013 12:00pm PDT
march on washington ahead of the 50th anniversary of reverend dr. martin luther king jr.'s "i have a dream" speech. we're live at the national mall. >> we were up all night every night just wondering if it's going to come across the line and come toward us. >> home owners on edge as a massive wildfire burns out of control in yosemite national park. the latest on the efforts to beat back the flames. >> and the nsa getting a big endorsement after months of controversy over surveillance programs. we'll tell you who is now defending the embattled agency. >> we begin with a fox news alert out of our nation's capital, president obama holding an emergency meeting today with his national security team. it happened early this morning. on the disturbing reports of a chemical weapons attack in syria and while a u.s. military response is still anything but certain, there are already indications we may be prepared more than ever. to take steps if the president deems it necessary. we go live to washington for more on this. >> reporter: hi, greg. the navy has sent a fourth warship armed with ballis
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2013 5:00pm PDT
edition of all in, including the entire, i have a dream speech by dr. martin luther king, jr. that. before kevin finally came home and the first grandchild arrived, before the sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, and brad's brief brush with the law... man: smile. before the second british invasion... before katie, debbie, kevin, and brad... before they became a family, there was a connection that started it all and made the future the wonderful thing it turned out to be. we know we're not the center of your life, but we'll do our best to help you connect to what is. >>> the following limited commercial presentation is made possible by bank of america. >>> as dawn broke on washington, d.c., 50 years ago today, no one knew what to expect. dr. martin luther king, junior had been up most of the night in his room writing and rewriting the speech he was to give that day, though the most sub lime passage would never appear on that page. the earliest press reports that morning suggested that only about 25,000 people would show up. organizers of the march on washington for jobs and freedom were nervous.
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 12:00am EDT
the city marks the 50th anniversary of dr. martin luther king jr's i have a dream speech. which was delivered on the steps of the lincoln memorial. but there was another message from dr. king that historians agree set in motion a revolutionary movement, one which lead to the march on washington. tonight the story of the letter from a birmingham jail. >> when you were coming to birmingham in 1963, you were coming to ku klux klan country. birmingham had nor unsolved bombings of negro homes and churches than any other city in the nation. the ku klux klan and racial segregationalists were not about to let some negro preacher from atlanta or some group of demonstrators either in birmingham or outside the state to come and change their way of life. this is our place. this is our power. how dare you come in and want to take -- share our power from us. >> it was some very dark days in birmingham, alabama. >> in birmingham then the police fear. >> they had intimidated the working black people, and dr. king knew that. the movement was stagnated. it was dead. >> i'm going to say to you, wait a
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2013 6:00pm PDT
, reverend dr. martin luther king, jr. was arrested on good friday in birmingham alabama that april. that arrest is remembered because while he was in jail in birmingham, a group of mostly white clergy in alabama spoke out and published an ad calling on dr. martin luther king to stop the protests, to work inside the system and stop organizing these demonstrations. to stop being the outside agitator, he responded with a letter from the birmingham jail which he wrote longhand in the margins of the newspaper in which he was able to read the ad and read the stories of his fellow ministers criticizing his tactics. his arrest was one component of a big activist plan for birmingham that year. birmingham was seen as being among the most impossible places for progress. it was the most stubborn, the most violent, the most rigidly opposed to desegregation. the plan was to push there in one of the worst places notice country. and see what happened. see how they responded to pressure. and after what they thought was a slow start of sit-ins and protests in the first eight days a total of 150 peop
FOX News
Aug 24, 2013 1:00pm EDT
memorial to the martin luther king jr. memorial before ending their march at the washington monument. marking 50 years since hundreds of thousands of americans descend order the national mall to hear the reverend dr. martin luther king deliver one of the most famous speeches in american history. some of the thousands in washington were actually there on august 28, 1963. as we take a look at the scenes from 50 years ago and many on hand today who weren't even born yet. all celebrating the great strides america has made on race since the darkest days of the civil rights era. and also acknowledging their there is much more that can and must be done. we will go live to the washington monument in just a few minutes. we begin with a fox news alert out of our nation's capital where president obama has been holding a meeting that could have phonily major implication as he and his national security team discuss reports of a chemical weapons attack in syria. and at an investigation that could soon lead to some kind of u.s. military response. hello. i'm kelly wright. welcome to a brand new hour of "america's news headquarters." >> i'm heather chillders. u.n. investigators arrive on the ground to try to get access t
CBS
Aug 28, 2013 5:00pm PDT
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ABC
Aug 28, 2013 5:00am PDT
watershed moment in our in addition's history. in 1963 a march and a speech by dr. martin luther king jr. led to a quantum leap in civil rights. we are joined from the lincoln memorial in washington, dc, with dead's commemoration. >> today is about the past and the fight. thousands will come here to honor the freedom marchers who stood at the very spot 50 years ago today and will hear a message of the future and hope from the nation's first black president, president obama. >> 50 years ago today, they poured into washington, by the bus loads, a march of tens of thousands, black and white, to the monument of the president would freed the slaves. their signs and voices demanding racial equality. today a celebration of progress at the lincoln memorial and a call to action on new challenges, three american presidents: jimmy carter, bill clinton and barack obama speak from the same steps where dr. martin luther king jr. delivered the historic speech. organizers expect thousands to turnout to show that dr. king's dream still lives on. a day will begin with prayer at the shiloh baptist church.
ABC
Aug 29, 2013 1:40am PDT
legacy of dr. martin luther king. >> something you may not have known about dr. king's "i have a dream" speech revealed 50 years after it was delivered. >>> in the next half hour, how kate, the duchess of cambridge, is trying to be a normal, everyday mom. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world n ♪ we shall overcome someday >>> the year was 1963. dr. martin luther king jr. had distinguished himself as a towering force in the civil rights movement. >> pressure was on to deliver a transformative speech. he had to try something new, but the words "i have a dream" were practically an afterthought. abc's diane sawyer has the story. ♪ freedom >> reporter: at the feet of abraham lincoln they sang and they waited. offstage, the 34-year-old reverend martin luther king seemed a little tired as he told abc news he hoped to reach the hearts of good people of all races everywhere. >> now that conscience allows and is a result of this discipline, dignified and determined protest and demand for freedom now. >> reporter: but at first when king walked to the podium he seemed restrai
KICU
Aug 28, 2013 7:00pm PDT
dr. martin luther king junior and all those who marched 50 years ago. thousands participated in today's celebration, and it not only noted the progress but the ground that yet needs to be traveled. >> bells rang out at the exact hour martin luther king's dream sang out. >> president obama, the nation's first black president, standing exactly where dr. king stood reflecting on the progress and the work that remains. >> no one can match king's brilliant, but the same flame that lit the heart of all who are willing to take the first step for justice. i know that flame remains. >> and other times, focusing on on examples where the dream is falling short today. jim kroll had a son called james kroll junior, esquire. he puts it in language that looks different but the results are the same. >> unemployment, homelessness, poverty, hunger, are the renewed struggle for voting rights. we must never, ever give up. >> reporter: president obama and others pointed out the original march was about jobs and economic justice, noting the unemployment rate is almost twice the national average. fox
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2013 7:00am PDT
>>> 50 years after dr. martin luther king told hundreds of thousands he had a dream. the first black president will remember king's live and legacy standing in almost the very same spot at the lincoln memorial as we look at that live right now. president obama will be joined by former presidents clinton and carter and celebrity rights and leaders as well. 50 years after one of the greatest speeches in political history, the president is expected to touch on the very same themes of justice and equality and opportunity. he will praise how far we have come but acknowledge how far we have left to go. perhaps he'll take a page from dr. king's book and transform words we have heard so many times into something unforgettable. "my country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee i sing. land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim's pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring." >> let freedom ring. the theme for today's event as the president prepares for this speech, he'll also be juggling everything else that is going on around the world. topping that list is syria. it ap
WETA
Aug 24, 2013 6:30pm EDT
rights act and the voting rights act one year later. they heard the reverend dr. martin luther king deliver a speech of history. today they converged to galvanize a new generation. nbc's kristen welker is on the mall for this dramatic day. kristen, good evening. >> reporter: lester, good evening to you. today the mall was filled with more than 200,000 people, all here to remember and to continue the fight that gained new ground here a half a century ago. ♪ marching in unity, another step these folks say in the nation's long journey toward civil rights. >> we do still care about our rights and our civil rights. >> reporter: today a sea of people came from all across the country, including russell grady who boarded a bus early this morning in patterson, new jersey. >> i'm energized. >> reporter: the 82-year-old took part in the march on washington nearly 50 years old. >> my gut feeling then it, we didn't know if we could make the progress that we've made. but today i can say that we've made a lot of progress. >> free at last. free at last! >> reporter: on that day dr. martin luther king jr.
PBS
Aug 28, 2013 6:30pm PDT
dr. martin luther king spoke 50 years ago. >> do americans feel the division martin luther king laid out has been real honest? >> i talked to amanda earlier today who said dr. martin luther king would have never, ever imagined speaking of an african- american president because he would've never thought it would come true within 50 years, yet here we are. on the other side, many feel the dream is still unfulfilled and parts. current things contribute to that, for example, a young african-american teenager got shot in 2012 in florida. the verdict this year was that he was not -- that he was shot in different -- in self-defense and many people in america feel it would have been different if it was a white teenager. as the supreme court overturned a very important piece of legislation -- the voting rights act which helped african- americans to vote area does, that is why many say here that the dream has come a long way but there are still a long way to go. >> max, thank you very much. >> when martin luther king gave that spake -- that speech 50 years ago, many like people -- a shot at the white house would have been impossible. >> decades of affirmative action certain
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 5:00pm EDT
, the right to vote  [music] welcome. in 1963 dr. martin luther king called for racial justice and equality. >> i gave blood on that bridge in alabama. i will not stand by while they take the right to vote away from us. this summer the supreme court struck down and there will be tighter voting laws. >> voting rights is really -- when we look at the right to vote. it is the avenue for which we show we care if we care about criminal justice issues it is a at the ballot we can voice our opinion of issues. it essentially mutes americans to speak on the other issues. >> i heard from a lot of african/americans that they care about, one was the travon martin voter. >> all generations and all demographics. this attack on voting rights we are are seeing across the demographics that care about this issue. inspirational photos that came from washington. young people we see who are there and think the issues are extremeliy important. it speaks to the desire of americans to fight for this fundamental right that is a part of the values of our democracy. >> young americans didn't experience what
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 2:00am EDT
network. >> martin luther king may be best remembered for his speech on the steps of the lincoln memorial, and is now famed declaration "i have a dream." but it was in birmingham, alabama, where dr. king delivered many argue was an equally important message and one penned on a scratch of paper after being arrested. >> i'm going say to you, wait a minute, birmingham, somebody has got to have some sense in birmingham. >> dr. martin luther king was invited to come to birmingham to help with the situation. >> as difficult as it is we must meet hate with love. >> dr. king was arrested on good friday, april 12, 1 19 1963. he was jailed for parading without a permit. he said have you seen this? i said what is this? he holds up a newspaper and in that newspaper there is a full-page ad signed by eight prominent white clergy men from birmingham. he was angry, he was hurt, but he was motivated like i'd never seen him motivated. i didn't pay any tensio attentio the letter. didn't even think about it. it was not in my mind until i suddenly learned that i think the quakers were going to public the letter in one of their newsletters, and that the letter using today's terminology, the letter went vir
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 5:00pm EDT
. highlighted by the march and by dr. martin luther king jr.'s i have a dream speech are still alive today. still ahead, we'll examine inquality and social justice. finally, we'll take you to an organizer who was there. joyce ladner. >> i had a stage pass. no one on that stage had ever seen that many people before. that's the major one memory. i have a lot of others as well. >> was it an energetic crowd? was it a me mesmerized crowd? >> it was a very friendly crowd. it was almost like meeting new friends. it was easy going. it was an easy crowd. >> was there a sense that eventually society would progress and things would change? >> there was but i think it had -- that had a lot to do with the expectations of the people of my parents' generation they had of us. and you know, also, a lot of black fathers gone -- were in world war ii and they went to fight for democracy and they came back and still had segregation and a lot of discrimination. so they expected us to be that generation that would change things. but i think if there was one symbol, that we all latched onto, it was the lynching o
NBC
Aug 28, 2013 4:00am PDT
air and ground assault to put it out. >>> 50 years ago today, dr. martin luther king jr. delivered one of the world's most memorable messages. "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for wednesday, august 28th. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm richard louie. >>> senior u.s. officials tell nbc news a u.s.-led military strike against syria could be launched as early as tomorrow. momentum for action against the alleged chemical attacks appears to be building globally. british prime minister david cameron called his parliament back to debate a response. an emergency vote will be held thursday. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says israel will respond with force if syria does anything to harm israel. the arab league is blaming the syrian government, demanding international trials. but venezuela president nicolas madura, a close ally of syria's president assad, says military action could essentially be the beginning of a great international firestorm. nbc's aymman joins us now. >> reporter: washington says this is not about regime change, that the united
NBC
Aug 23, 2013 5:00pm PDT
washington and dr. martin luther king, jr's "i have a dream" speech. another marching ceremony will take place and president obama will speak from the steps of the lincoln memorial. >>> three days before his historic march on washington, back in 1963, dr. martin luther king jr. appeared on nbc's "meet the press." >> i don't think our society h rise to its full maturity until we come to see that men are made to live together as brothers and that we can have again win intergroup and interpersonal living and still be in the kind of society which we all long to achieve. >> this sunday, 50 years after that interview, nbc will air a special edition of "meet the press" "remembering the dream." i spoke. moderator david gregory about the special and he says it's a look back and a look forward. >> it is referencing and seeing this appearance on "meet the press" and then 50 years later talking about what the american dream means now. not just in terms of civil rights and equality for african-americans, but for all americans since the american dream and the promise of the country. that's what i thin
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 8:00am EDT
celebration honoring the iconic civil rights speech delivered by dr. martin luther king, jr. theme >> strike on syria, all eyes are on the u.s. this morning to see how it will respond to last week's alleged chemical weapons attack by the assad regime. the u.n. envoy suggests that a chemical weapon was used. the chorus of other international voices weigh in. british prime minister david cameron drafted a resolution on syria to be presented to the u.n. security council today. all members of u.n. security council especially russia are urged to back the resolution. russia warns against a strike, saying any intervention without a resolution would have "catastrophic consequences." iran has also weighed in, lawmakers issuing tacker warnings to the u.s. and allies saying war with syria would lead to retaliation on israel fanned by the flames of outrage. >> the u.s. is a driving force for an any intervention. we're hearing a decision could be made any day now. what's the latest? >> the official line is that the president is still consulting with top members of his cabinet, top security advisers. memb
NBC
Aug 22, 2013 5:00pm PDT
been stabbed? >> what would dr. martin luther king jaermt say about the widespread violence devastated communities across the nation? >> we're here together. we're online tied. >> this 30-minute documentary inspired by that question. >> i wonder if a lot of this is happening because we've let over youth down to some extent? >> seven photo journalism interviewed people torn apart by stabbings here in the bay area and they attended prayer vigils and peace rallilies. >> the community has answers. we have to bring the community together and solve the problem. >> for the students, this was a life-changing experience and one they hope affects change in their community. >> i feel instead of like what he taught us was take our hands out of our pocket. we should love one another. what we do today is pulling guns out of our pocket. >> a community banding together will break apart the violence happening today and i didn't realize that coming into this. >> this weekend, nbc bay area will reair the "meet the press" interview with dr. martin luther king jeermt unedited in igts entirety "r
SFGTV
Aug 23, 2013 12:30pm PDT
have a school named for dr. martin luther king, jr., and i want to thank this board for last year approving a program students of promise that will enable us to provide wrap around services for those young men brown and black young men who could build their way to achieving if they had some support for their parents, they might have jobs. if they might have support of tutorial services, if they might have some support of mentoring, and i want to thank you that you stood with us and we are able to report tonight that we had a pretty good year for the suspension rate went down over 50%. that's something that we ought to applaud this evening for too orphan african americans -- (applause) >>> brown children have been suspended from school. you will get a detailed report of what happened academically and what happened in terms of the spirit of collaboration and cooperation that was celebrated this past year. and we're looking forward to again this year being involved at martin luther king school, and expanding students of promise throughout the school district. for too many young peopl
CW
Aug 24, 2013 10:30pm CDT
where martin luther king, jr. delivered his famous i have a dream speech. crowds gathered to commemorate he anniversary on august 28. >> this is from the original march. >> kathleen johnson was there 50 years ago marching beside activists following dr. martin luther king, jr. and other leaders that would become icons. at saturday's rally to kick off the 50th anniversary, johnson wears the pin she got at the first march in 1963. >> it was just a warm feeling then and it's a warm feeling noup. -- now. and i'm pleased to come and commemorate dr. martin luther king. >> thousands gathered for a celebration of freedom in washington, d.c. passionate speakers paid tribute to those who fought for racial quality and those who continue to fight for various issues. > he says there has been a lot of progress in the passing time and change moving forward is everyone's responsibility. >> all of us, it doesn't matter whether we're black or white, latino or native american. it doesn't matter whether we are straight or gay, we are one people, we are one family, we are one house. we all live in the same house. >> a march and anthem reminiscent of the scene five decades ago. a memory cher risched to this day. >> this day made everything we went through. it's
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2013 2:00am PDT
years ago today, dr. martin luther king jr. delivered one of the world's most memorable messages. >>> good morning, everybody, i'm betty nguyen. >>> senior u.s. officials tell nbc news a u.s.-led military strike against syria could be launched as early as tomorrow. momentum for action against the alleged chemical attacks appears to be building globally. british prime minister david cameron called his parliament back to debate a response. an emergency vote will be held thursday. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu says israel will respond with force if syria does anything to harm israel. the arab league is blaming the syrian government, demanding international trials. but venezuela president nicolas madura, a close ally of president assad, says military action could essentially be the beginning of a great international firestorm. nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engle has the story. >> reporter: washington says this is not about regime change, that the united states doesn't want to get involved in syria's civil war. they said this will simply be a punitive action so
NBC
Aug 23, 2013 4:30am PDT
connection. >>> remembering the dream. as we approach the 50th anniversary of dr. martin luther king, junior's historic speech, a bay area woman recalls what it was like to see it firsthand. >>> a live look over san francisco. you can see the bay bridge there dancing in the early morning dawn. lolt lots of lights to get you going on this friday, august 23rd. this is "today in the bay." >>> always a feel good when it's friday. good morning. it's 4:31. good morning. i'm jon kelley. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. can't get enough of friday. meteorologist christina loren, we saw the bay bridge looks nice out, clear conditions. >> feels so good out there. good morning to you, marla and jon. good morning to you at home. temperatures are down right comfortable. we lost a lot of that humidity. it feels really, really good when you walk out your front door. 60 in san jose. might need to pull out a coat in places like santa rosa and santa cruz where temperatures are actually quite chilly. 54 degrees to kickoff the day. at 56 up in wine country. i've got the weekend forecast, changes headed our way. we want
PBS
Aug 28, 2013 5:30pm PDT
w those words martin luther king jr. inspired people everywhere to join him in his quest for equal rights for all. 50 years after the speech, people continued to reflect on the importance of his vision. the reverend dr. martin luther king jr. was born in 1929 in atlanta, georgia. he became a leader who dedicated his whole life to fighting racial discrimination. he delivered his "i have a dream" speech at the lincoln memorial in washington, d.c., on august 28th, 1963. >> i have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. i have a dream today. >> his historic speech electrified millions of americans who were fighting for civil rights. he received the nobel peace prize the following year for his tireless work, but during a visit to tennessee in 1968 he was shot and killed. he was just 39 years old. on saturday, thousands gathered in washington to commemorate his historic speech. >>> the vision laid out by dr. king has been remembered and celebrated around the world. in tokyo, a concert was held to honor his dream. ezra brown is a saxophone player from the state of mississippi. he arrived in to
ABC
Aug 28, 2013 5:30pm PDT
ago dr. martin luther king stood on the steps of the lincoln memorial to preach his message of racial equality and today the first african-american president walked those same steps as thousands of people sat in the rain to honor the largest civil civil rights gathering in the history of this country all those years ago. our team coverage begins with abc's byron pitts at the link on memorial. >> reporter: stand pg in the spot that reverend king stood 50 years ago. >> i have a dream that one day this nation will rise up live up the true meaning of its creed. we hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. >> reporter: today president obama spoke to the needs of the nation. >> the test was not and never has been whether the doors of opportunity are cracked a bit wider for a few. it's whether our economic system provides a fair shot for the many. >> reporter: it was the rarest of moments in american history. three american presidents together to remember a king. >> the choice remains as it was on that distant summer day 50 years ago. cooperate and thrive or
MSNBC
Aug 24, 2013 5:00pm EDT
, clearly we haven't gotten there, but it really was profound to see martin luther king iii standing in that place. >> dr. peterson, what'd you take away today? >> it's so incredible and emotional to be here. i've had my family here, and i know so many people here. but you can walk out here and encounter history just by walking out here. you can shake hands with history just by being here. that's powerful. that's why i think all those great folks out here watching you are here. in this case, it's a about education, but other things we have to work on. i think this is galvanizing for people. >> hillary, your instinct, your heart, your soul, what comes out today? >> absolutely, going back to '63, thinking about what dr. king said then. he said, we've come to washington basically because we've been offered a check that wouldn't go through. the promise of america, the promise of the constitution, that promissory note came back stamped insufficient funds. this is where we stop for a moment, where we assess, where we've come in the last 50 years, the things we've won, the setbacks we've experienced, and we rededicate ou
NBC
Aug 23, 2013 4:00am PDT
. >> thanks, bill. >>> it's been 50 years since dr. martin luther king jr. delivered his "i have a dream" speech. yet americans remain deeply divided over just how color blind our country is today. details next. >>> heading into the fifty anniversary of martin luthening king jr.'s "i have a dream" speech, the majority of white americans believe we've become a color blind society. but only 20% of african-americans say we are color blind. nbc's rehema ellis reports on the impact of dr. king's legacy and what it means to young people today. >> at the city pool in cincinnati, ohio, these kids will tell you, they are living part of dr. king's dream. >> we can all play together and drink the same water, go to the same water fountain. >> without him, we would never be able to do that. >> we really hope that one day that everybody can just be treated equally and fairly and no discrimination. >> you three are? >> on a hot summer day we got nine young students age 12 to 16 years old to talk about a way of life in america that they've never known. a time when hundreds of thousands marched on
KRON
Aug 27, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. martin the talking. 50 years ago, -- today dr. martin luther king dr. martin luther king dr. martin luther king's gamal on august 28th, 1963 dr. martin luther king had a dream. 50 years later, michael yaki is joining us and you are also a member of several rights. this new poll from the washinwashington street journal saying that 54 percent there ithis is a country that people are judged on their character based on their color. and we should add that those percentages have declined since barack obama took office. what do think of the country now? >> there is a lot of hope. however, after the campaign we had people that were emotional and people were chanting racial epithats.. which was not appropriate. however, the tone has changed. you can see like issues for voting, they are really targeting and focusing on the progress made. >> we can see that this file footage is 50 years ago. there were people of all colors that filled the national mall. yet, the affirmative action do you think that the tone has changed because we have an african-american president? >> there is a bit of a division between rich and
FOX News
Aug 28, 2013 8:00am PDT
right now >> i have a dream. jon: five decades after dr. martin luther king, jr. spoke at the lincoln memorial, president obama and other dignitaries will stand on the same steps to commemorate the march on washington, the same steps where dr. king delivered his "i have a dream" speech to a quarter of a million people and thousands are expected to gather there today. we will have much more on today's events throughout our time on the air. >> top story now. a fox news alert. preparations for a strike on syria. right now u.s.-led air or missile strikes, they're looking all but certainty point. the timing is still unclear but the obama administration is working out we're told all the details. the u.n. security council, set for a showdown. and britain is saying it will put forward a resolution seeking authorization for military action. russia calling the move premature. and american ally israel is bracing for possible retaliation. it is already been threatened. all of this happening as u.n. chemical weapons inspectors in damascus are saying they need at least four more days to fin
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2013 11:00am PDT
-american president to walk down those stairs and follow in the footsteps of dr. martin luther king jr. >> well, that's right. of course, you're telling the good part of the story. i'm not sure it's my job to repeat that. >> well, that's the great part of the story on this 50th anniversary, isn't it? >> well, let me tell you, when you study the speech of dr. king here 50 years ago, the first part of the speech was a tough indictment of a promissory note, the emancipation proclamation issued in 1963. he said five score years later i'm coming to collect it, but it's a bad check so far. and we're not going to put up with this waiting period anymore. so the other part of the speech at the end was about i have a dream. but the tough indictment in the first half was to the white establishment of this country saying, you have given us a bad check, and we're not going to put up with it anymore. so i do think, i do think we have to have both speeches today, both messages. my experience in life is it's better to put forth the challenge than to be the cheerleader. >> well, the challenge is alread
CNN
Aug 24, 2013 5:00pm EDT
will be here on the steps of the lincoln memorial to mark the 50th anniversary of martin luther king jr.'s i have a dream speech. chris lawrence, cnn, washington. >> chris, thank you very much. >>> dr. martin luther king jr. was a voice that inspired an entire generation and as we remember his i have a dream speech today, we look for new leaders to carry the torch. who is today's martin luther king jr.? do we need a martin luther king jr. type? can we ever soar to those heights again? do we need someone to ignite the fight for equality and the passion for fairness or is dr. king simply irreplaceable? i want to bring in someone who can help me answer this, he probably can, mark mariel, he's joining us from washington. i know the sun is setting there you are not trying to look cool. it's right in your face. >> the sun is very bright, don, yeah. >> when you look at today's leaders, sir, do you see reminders of martin luther king jr. in anyone? as i was looking at it, i was saying, is it maybe cory booker, is it someone we don't know about that we haven't really seen yet? >> dr. king is irreplaceable as a single personality. he was iconic in american history, indeed, iconic in world history. i
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